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  • Correction: Dennis Hastert-Legislation story story has photos
    Updated: May-05-16 11:48 am

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - In a story May 4 about Illinois legislation that would eliminate the statute of limitations on child sex abuse crimes, The Associated Press reported erroneously that former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid $3.5 million to silence someone who accused him of sexual abuse. Hastert agreed to pay that amount, but he ultimately paid only $1.7 million and the victim is now suing him to collect the rest.

  • Facebook friend stole $78K from elderly Pennsylvania woman 
    Updated: May-04-16 10:17 am

    WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania State Police say an elderly woman's Facebook friend stole her $78,000 life savings by convincing her that they needed the money to import BMWs into the United States.

  • Attorney general's office wants Hershey School board changes 
    Updated: May-03-16 11:08 am

    HERSHEY, Pennsylvania - The state attorney general's office is seeking the resignation of three board members at the Milton Hershey School for disadvantaged children over concerns the board may be violating terms of a 2013 settlement.

  • Trial opens in sisters' slaying; defense calls cops 'sloppy' 
    Updated: May-02-16 3:51 pm

    PITTSBURGH - DNA and video surveillance evidence strongly suggest a Pittsburgh man killed his neighbors, who were both sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker, a prosecutor said Monday as the double-murder trial began.

  • News conference to make UPMC Jameson affiliation official 
    Updated: May-02-16 2:44 pm

    NEW CASTLE, Pennsylvania - Officials with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Jameson Health System have formally announced their merger.

  • Pennsylvania to add 70 mph speed limit to nearly 800 miles 
    Updated: May-02-16 2:20 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Motorists will get to go faster, up to 70 mph, on nearly 1,000 miles of Pennsylvania highway once transportation crews complete work they began this week posting signs with the new speed limit.

  • TV attack ads start fast in Pennsylvania Senate race 
    Updated: May-01-16 11:00 am

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Democrat Katie McGinty had barely finished her victory speech celebrating a 10-point Pennsylvania primary win for the nomination to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey before TV attack ads began flying in a general election contest that could tilt political control of the U.S. Senate.

  • Ex-Rendell aide pleading guilty in FBI campaign cash sting 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 8:22 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A onetime chief of staff to ex-Gov. Ed Rendell agreed in a court document filed Friday to plead guilty to wire fraud for pocketing thousands of dollars in supposed campaign contributions from a fake company set up by the FBI to investigate public corruption in the state.

  • Defense: Kane's prosecution 'vindictive,' 'extraordinary' 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 5:21 pm

    NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania - Lawyers for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane say she was unfairly targeted over a grand jury leak by "vindictive" political rivals.

  • Trump, Clinton win Pennsylvania; Dems tap McGinty for Senate story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-16 1:31 am

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton came away big winners in Pennsylvania's presidential primaries Tuesday, as Democrats backed their party establishment's choice for U.S. Senate and an indicted Philadelphia-area congressman lost his bid for a 12th term.

  • The Latest: McGinty, Toomey tangle in victory speeches story has photos
    Updated: Apr-26-16 11:58 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The Latest on Pennsylvania's primary (all times local):

  • Pennsylvania Democrats pick establishment's Senate candidate story has photos
    Updated: Apr-26-16 11:52 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Democrats in Pennsylvania have gone with their party establishment's choice for a U.S. Senate candidate and rejected an ex-congressman who six years ago nearly won the office.

  • Rafferty, Shapiro win nominations to run for Pennsylvania AG 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 11:24 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A state senator and county commissioner from the same suburban Philadelphia county will vie this fall for the seat being vacated by embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

  • Indicted Rep. Fattah loses Pennsylvania Democratic primary 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 10:41 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - Indicted Pennsylvania congressman Chaka Fattah, facing his first primary fight in two decades, has lost the Democratic primary just before the start of his federal corruption trial.

  • Indicted Rep. Fattah loses Pennsylvania Democratic primary 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 10:37 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - Indicted Pennsylvania congressman Chaka Fattah, facing his first primary fight in two decades, has lost the Democratic primary just before the start of his federal corruption trial.

  • Dem about to become longest-serving House member loses race 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 9:55 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia Democrat who's about to become the longest-serving member in the history of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives has lost his bid for re-election.

  • White House distances Obama from robocall backing Rep Fattah 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 6:12 pm

    WASHINGTON - The White House is distancing itself from a robocall using President Barack Obama's voice and urging Pennsylvania voters to choose Rep. Chaka Fattah in Tuesday's Democratic primary.

  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court rejects newspapers' email appeal 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 2:35 pm

    PITTSBURGH - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and several other newspapers seeking to force state government to store employee emails.

  • Campaign trail traffic heavy ahead of Pennsylvania primary 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 8:17 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Presidential candidates campaigned Monday from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia in a last-ditch bid for votes in Pennsylvania's first competitive Republican primary in decades.

  • A look at Pennsylvania's primary races for president on down 
    Updated: Apr-24-16 10:01 am

    On Tuesday, Pennsylvania voters will cast ballots in primary elections for president, Congress, state attorney general and the state Legislature.

  • Party spurns US Senate candidate who almost won in 2010 story has photos
    Updated: Apr-23-16 12:57 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Democrat Joe Sestak came tantalizingly close to winning a seat in the U.S. Senate six years ago and is hoping Tuesday to secure a rematch, but the party establishment wants nothing to do with him, pouring millions into the campaign of his chief rival.

  • Man faces charges after trying to pull over off-duty trooper 
    Updated: Apr-23-16 10:21 am

    TRENTON, New Jersey - Authorities say a New Jersey man has been charged with impersonating a public servant after he attempted to pull over an off-duty state trooper.

  • Wolf lets last budget bill become law without his signature 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 7:58 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Legislation directing the distribution of $200 million to Pennsylvania's public school districts and authorizing up to $2.5 billion in borrowing for the state share of school construction costs will take effect Monday, the governor's office said.

  • Trooper who guards governor accused of beating, kicking wife 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 7:45 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A Pennsylvania state trooper on the team that guards the governor was charged Friday with beating his wife and threatening to kill her during an alcohol-fueled attack after she refused to have sex with him.

  • Adwatch: Pennsylvania Senate race ad on Wall Street bonuses 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 11:22 am

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - THEME: Katie McGinty, a Democratic primary candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, is airing a new TV ad attacking a 2009 congressional vote by a rival, Joe Sestak, on a bill to restrict employee bonuses at financial institutions bailed out with taxpayer money. Sestak's campaign is responding with a TV ad of its own.